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    • 2 pt 3 pt 4 pt 5 pt 1 pt 2 pt 3 pt 4 pt 5 pt 1 pt 2 pt 3 pt 4 pt 5 pt 1 pt 2 pt 3 pt 4 pt 5 pt 1 pt 2 pt 3 pt 4 pt 5 pt 1 pt All about the Neuron The Mighty Brain Neurological Disorders Neuroscience Methods Come to Your Senses
    • Another name for a “nerve cell.”
    • What is a neuron ?
    • The part of the neuron that brings information to the cell body.
    • What is a dendrite ?
    • The part of the neuron that takes information away from the cell body.
    • What is the axon ?
    • The junction between two neurons.
    • What is a synapse ?
    • The explosion of electrical activity sent down an axon when a neuron sends information.
    • What is an action potential ?
    • The weight of the adult human brain.
    • What is about 3 pounds or 1.4 kilograms ?
    • The two main divisions of the nervous system.
    • What are the central nervous system and the peripheral nervous system ?
    • Area of the brain responsible for thought, language and planning.
    • What is the cerebral cortex ?
    • Connects the right and left hemispheres of the brain.
    • What is the corpus callosum ?
    • Name of the man who survived after an iron rod went through the frontal lobe of his brain in 1848.
    • Who is Phineas Gage ?
    • Memory loss, dementia, depression, social withdrawal; plaques and tangles.
    • What are symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease ?
    • Disease characterized as an electrical “ brainstorm.”
    • What is epilepsy ?
    • Excessive daytime sleepiness, cataplexy, sleep paralysis, hypnagogic hallucinations.
    • What are symptoms of narcolepsy ?
    • Transmitted by ticks; joint pains, chills, fever and headache.
    • What is Lyme disease ?
    • Weakness, paralysis, death of neurons in the motor cortex and spinal cord; named for a famous baseball player.
    • What is amyotrophic lateral sclerosis? (Lou Gehrig’s Disease)
    • General term for someone who studies the nervous system.
    • What is a neuroscientist?
    • Uses detection of radio frequency signals produced by displaced radio waves in a magnetic field.
    • What is MRI ? (Magnetic Resonance Imaging)
    • Electrical activity of the brain recorded with scalp or brain electrodes.
    • What is an EEG? (Electroencephalography)
    • Scanning method that detects radioactive material that is injected or inhaled to produce an image of the brain.
    • What is PET ? (Positron Emission Tomography)
    • Brain scan that uses a series of X-ray beams passed through the head.
    • What is a CT scan ? (Computed Tomography Scan)
    • Another name for the sense of sight.
    • What is vision ?
    • Lobe of the brain important for hearing.
    • What is the temporal lobe ?
    • Sour, sweet, salty, bitter and umami.
    • What are the five basic tastes ?
    • Free nerve endings, Pacinian corpuscles, Ruffini endings.
    • What are sensory receptors in the skin?
    • Location of photoreceptors in the eye.
    • What is the retina ?